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7 news. we'll start with the 12-hour day planner. what i want to show you here, a sneak peek, it's gone right now. the low clouds are hanging around the exploratorium. some mist and drizzle. it's definitely out there. temperatures are actually warmer than they were yesterday because of the cloud cover. 49 to about 54 degrees at 7:00. noon will be mainly gray. 57 to 62. not much of a temperature change. we'll have some sprinkles for most of us. some showers developing in the north bay at 4:00. and then all of us will be dealing with scattered showers by 7:00, 57 to 61. we'll have an hour by hour look next. here's alexis.
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looking at light driving conditions as you would expect. live doppler 7 on top of our traffic maps here. not much showing up as mike not much showing up as mike explained. certainly a good chance you'll have to use your wipers. we are still moving along just fine. we have a vehicle that hit a deer in the castro valley area. >> now to the north bay fires, thousands more evacuees are back home this morning 11 days after those flames ignited. progress is being made to fully contain the fires in sonoma county. nuns fire 80% contained. tubbs at 91% containment and atlas fire in napa county is 84% contained. lilian kim shows us the focus is starting to turn towards rebuilding. >> i have this binder that has
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fema to my checks. >> reporter: she is holding her future in her hands, everything related to her recovery is neatly organized and color coded. sylvia lost her coffey park home in the fire. she lived on hennessey place and is determined to live there again as soon as possible. >> i'm a single mom. i have a son. he needs to know we're going to be okay. >> reporter: the fire destroyed more than 2,800 structures. city leaders plan to cut the red tape to help people rebuild and to create more units in what was already a tight market. >> that day to rebuild the current footprint of their home to get it up as quickly as possible. >> reporter: governor jerry brown issued an executive order suspended planning and zoning requirements as well as state fees for mobile homes and parks. sylvia thinks it will be a year or two.
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>> i have to look at the bright side. i lost everything. it's time to start over and i want to rebuild. i wouldn't want to be anywhere else but sonoma county. >> reporter: words to move forward. lilian kim, abc 7 news. evacuation orders were lifted and many returns home for the first time. the work continues for the countless chefs and volunteers with the napa valley volunteer foundation hoping to feed 400 to 800 people in need. >> i think it's just been running on adrenaline and whatever is after adrenaline going nine or ten days straight with little sleep. i don't know how you can sleep when there's something out there happening to your community. something had to be done and this is what we could do. >> and they certainly have been working hard. they have served more than
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31,000 meals since the fire started. and when our neighbors are in need abc 7 shows up. michael finney and 7 on your side helped people affected by wildfires. about 200 people showed up looking for some advice. many wanted to know about how to get help from fema. you have 60 days to register for assistance from fema online, in person, or on the phone. >> and today michael finney will be at the assistance center at the old press democrat building. go to abc7news.com/7 on side. two community meetings will be held in sonoma county to help people impacted. working to rebuild the areas damaged or destroyed in the fires. residents for re-entering their neighborhoods. debris removal and cleanup and getting financial assistance. the first meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the sonoma veterans memorial building on 1st street in sonoma and the second meeting will be held at
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the santa rosa high school south gym on mendocino avenue in santa rosa. rosa. and you can go to our website abc7news.com. a san francisco police officer is in the intensive care unit after he was critically injured. after he was critically injured. on turk near vanness avenue. the injured office was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. the four-year veteran was patrolling the tenderloin when he was hit. >> everyone is obviously taking it hard. i just spoke with some of the officers from the affected station and everyone right now is having a tough time with this so i asked the public to keep the officer in their prayers. >> the suspect's name has not been released but this is video
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of him being arrested. he was being investigated for a firearms violation. san francisco is paying a quarter of a million dollars for security cameras at delores park following a string of violent assaults. the latest was two weeks ago when a 17-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed by a group of 12 people. they took the boy's money, belt, and wallet before running away. the cameras will be installed in the coming week. two full-time park rangers have been assigned to the park which according to reports has reduced trash and vandalism. san francisco is making a new push to make sure people safely get rid of their unwanted, unused expired prescription drugs. a new citywide network of safe disposal kiosks. for years the city was hosting drug takeback days where residents could toss away drugs they didn't want. the key objectiiosks will provi everyday opportunity to do the same thing.
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>> the warriors and alameda coliseum authority seem to be heading for a legal battle. the warriors believe they have no obligation to pay any remaining debt on their lease agreement once the team moves to san francisco. the coliseum authority claims the warriors owe $40 million for a bond debt. they have required mediation to resolve the dispute. it will go before an arbitrator if it's not resolved. the coliseum authority plans to discuss the issue tomorrow in a closed session. happening today an annual event, the great california shakeout earthquake drill. that video from an earthquake simulator, people use it to learn to withstand shaking that is pretty severe if the bay area were to be hit with an earthquake. during today's self-led drill elementary school students are encouraged to practice to drop, cover and hold on. google is hosting what it's calling the world's largest
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earthquake drill today. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield will be live there at the top of the hour. i remember her reporting from there last year. a look from the exploratorium where we have mist and drizzle fall in most of our neighborhoods. that's the big change this morning. don't be surprised if you have one of the longer commutes from one part of the bay to another. here is your air quality and this is spare the air day. the sea breeze keeping us all good to moderate. the possibility of the fires keeping the smoke up in the north bay poor is possible as we head later into the day. take a look at temperatures, up to eight degrees warmer. ten degrees in oakland. the rest of us even napa, 14 degrees warmer. where does that put us, 50 in the financial district. the cool spot in san francisco. we have the castro, the mission, the marina, glenn park at 54, 55
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at ocean beach. here is a look at the rest of our temperatures, most of us in our temperatures, most of us in the low to mid-50s this morning. mass transit cool to mild and a small craft advisory if you're going to be on the bay. storm impact scale is still one for today and tonight and then showers to rain, steady rain during the evening and overnight hours and it's going to be breezy, 15 to 30 miles an hour. hour by hour look at that and the rest of the forecast next. here's alexis. we're off to a quiet start on the roads. a new problem in the castro valley area, it does sound like a vehicle hit a deer, unfortunately, to state route 238. it's not impacting the main lanes in the area, just one lane of the off ramp. we have chp on the scene. the driver's okay. not sure about the deer, though. and a quick check outside.
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yesterday a dense fog advisory for golden gate. as you can see we do not today but we do have some areas of patchy fog throughout the north bay. use some caution this morning. next look at traffic at 4:50. >> thanks, alexis. controversial comments. up next, the latest fallout in the growing scrutiny over how president trump allegedly spoke to a gold star mother. and a new feature for what's app users can enjoy. >> and a bad taste left in some customers' mouths. and we are heading to break, but you can keep tabs on live weather and traffic where you live with abc 7 news now on your screen. the abc 7 storm impact scale. today's storm is level one. that means light rain. so keep an umbrella handy and drive safely. track today's storm anytime on the
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the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life.
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hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] we're back at 4:43 on this thursday morning. we're going to get some pretty good rain still stuck in the pacific northwest but it is coming our way by the end of the day. more on that coming up. developing news now president trump started a firestorm compared how he handled comforting the families of the fallen to predecessors. >> now the commander in chief, his own call for a grieving
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pregnant widow, i should say, a mother of two, is now very much under scrutiny and abc news has the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's not just the call between the president and the grieving window under scrutiny but the new claim that he's contacted virtually every family of a fallen soldier. it's the moment the commander in chief becomes comforter in chief calling the families of fallen soldiers. president trump launched a firestorm with this false comparison. >> most of them didn't make calls. >> reporter: and now going a step further. >> i have called, i believe, everybody, but certainly i'll use the word virtually everybody. >> reporter: the associated press some families say they have not heard from this white house at all. the administration disputes that. the administration still defending its handling of the calls after the president allegedly told this grieving, pregnant widow he knew what he was signing up for but it still hurts. >> i had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who sounded like a
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lovely woman. did not say what the congresswoman said. >> reporter: congresswoman frederica wilson not backing down. >> he said that. >> reporter: sergeant johnson's mother confirming wilson's account saying president trump did disrespect my son and daughter and also me and my husband. as the president defends those calls, the white house is being pressed to explain what happened as the chairman of the senate armed services committee says the white house is not being up front during that ambush. it is 4:45. happening today former president barack obama is expected to hit the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the white house. he is scheduled to attend a rally for virginia's democratic gubernatorial candidate. he has mostly remained out of politics. however, he hasn't shied away from criticizing president trump and republicans when it comes to rollbacks of his signature policies. earlier this month president trump tweeted his support for
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his republican opponent ed gillespie. also happening today a big day for some michael jackson fan somewhere. this screen print of the king of pop will be auctioned off. this isn't just any screen print. this was created by andy warhol. you are looking at julien's auction and the current bid is at $55,000. this screen print is expected to go for three times that amount. >> what a bargain. a flap in southern california over fried chicken. a restaurant owner in long beach has been serving up breakfast and lunch for the last four years. a new dish on the menu is called pop's chicken and waffles, sells for about $15. one customer wasn't happy to learn the chicken came from the fast food chain popeye's for a lot less. >> we didn't do anything wrong. i did something i thought was the best product i could bring in anywhere -- anywhere.
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>> wait, what? hold on. she is going over to popeye's and getting their louisiana famous chicken and selling it as her own? >> correct. >> she says she never thought it would be an issue. okay. she reached out to popeye's for approval to officially add them to her menu. so far she hasn't heard back. >> i feel bad for her. she's really distraught, but, yeah, not a good move. >> good luck, sis. let's see what the weather looks like. >> did nothing wrong, bait and switch, fraud -- i'm not sure if it's fraud but definitely deceiving. >> she must love that chicken at popeye's. >> i don't blame her but you still can't call it your own. good morning, everybody. a look at walnut creek where there's some drizzle on 680. let's talk about your accuweather highlights. cooler today. wet weather coming. breezy, cooler, becoming dry tonight and summer warmth builds this weekend. so for those who think it's too cold out the next two days,
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bundle up and then you'll get your warmth back over the week. a look at live doppler 7 out of seattle and portland. you can see some showers there, even moderate showers and some mountain snow for them as the cold front is now coming ashore. look at all that cold air behind that area of low pressure coming out and the freckled nature of the cloud cover. at 7:00 in the morning a lot of us with mist and drizzle. notice some scattered showers in those same areas in northern sonoma county at noon while the rest of us will be mostly cloudy. now more scattered showers across the north bay as we head into the evening commute while the rest of us will have spotty sprinkles. look at the yellow and orange and ukiah and clover dale as we head into the evening commute and that makes it down to about santa rosa by 7:00. the yellows are still there as the storm system moves through the bay area from about 7:00 to 3:00 in the morning. by 9:00 they're mainly confined
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to mendocino county and as we head to noon, the rain is just about over. the clouds start to open up. i should say the chance of rain is over. the clouds start to open and you'll need those sunglasses. we have some healthy amounts of rain especially across the north. half inch possible or a third of an inch in ukiah, about a third of an inch, up to 0.2 in the bay to 0.1 in the south bay. a look at temperatures, 50s and 60s for highs friday and then look at the 70s, 80s, and even some 90s by tuesday. alexis? we will take every drop of rain we can get over the next 24 hours or so. you can't see too much of that mist or drizzle. i had my wipers on for most of my commute this morning. a little stackup in the cash lanes but that's about it, 30 minutes before they turn the metering lights on. north bay mass transit we are still looking really good here. a lot of options at this point. smart train full service and
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free rides through the end of the week. golden gate transit back to the regular schedule. sonoma county transit offering weekday service and actually are offering free rides until further notice. so a couple of decent and free options there for you. we'll take a look at drive times up next. okay, alexis, thank you. are you considering buying a new home? one of the hottest markets in the country is right here in the bay area. we have a list. plus, the bizarre twist of fate that sparked this massive inferno. right now this morning's tech bites. in today's tech bites real-time tracking of yourself. >> live location. you can share your location with friends and family in real time. >> it's meant to make getting together easier or making sure a loved one gets home safe. it's encrypted so snoops won't see it. google maps is removing its mini cupcake calorie counter from its ios app. it calculated an average person
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burns while walking a route. >> but not what an average person is and the cupcakes could be a trigger for those with eating disorders. and samsung's new camera isn't lacking in lenses. it has 17 of them. >> the design will help users capture and live stream 3d video. >> the price tag more than >> the price tag more than $10,000.
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and i take my job seriously. while i'm busy watching the game, i need your help keeping an eye on the stands. if you see something that doesn't look quite right, tell a law enforcement official. we all play an important role in protecting our communities, and you can help. if you see something suspicious, say something to local authorities. [ crowd cheering ] 4:53 and you're looking live
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at the golden gate bridge where you'll run into some mist and drizzle this morning. wipers will be needed for the morning commute if you're crossing the bay. we'll need umbrellas, though, if you're heading out this evening. more on the rain coming up. thanks, mike. this video out of portland crazy. a security camera caught a huge explosion yesterday. wow. authorities say it was caused by a bizarre twist of bad luck. a food truck operator was pouring diesel fuel into a generator when a gust of wind blew that fuel onto a heat source of some sort. this all happened right downtown. i used to live right down the street from this. the explosion destroyed ten nearby cars. several people were treated at the scene. somehow, and i don't know how, no one had to go to the hospital. >> that's great news no one was hurt. the list of hottest zip codes in america is out and a california city has number six. zip codes are another wayg the housing markets. and realtor.com identified
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relative affordability, strong job markets, and higher salaries heating up the hottest markets. number one for the second year number one for the second year in a row is watauga, ly volivonia, grand rapids, and our own castro valley is number six. >> getting a little hot in here. i just feel like i want to -- >> we have a superman moment over here. >> so a lot of us are wearing purple today because it is spirit day, a day that was originally made to celebrate and to honor lgbt kids and a day to go against bullying, solidarity for them. there you go. a lot of us here at abc 7 news and stations across the country are wearing our be blank shirts and we fill in a word every year
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to encourage people. i chose be weird. which isn't a stretch for me obviously. >> which is why i didn't question what were you doing next to me taking off your tie while i was trying to read a story and reggie is just undressing himself. and i didn't question it. >> you didn't bat an eye. >> nope. >> just a normal day sitting next to the reg. we encourage you to wear purple and choose kindness today. on behalf of glad and disand all of us at abc 7, thank you for supporting the lgbtq youth. >> it's always important to choose kindness. let's go to mike. mike is also wearing purple. >> be supportive today. how about that. raiders and chiefs. chiefs looking really good until they played the steelers last week. the raiders got a game on their hands tonight at the coliseum. they have a chance of getting wet by the end of the game. 5:25 kickoff. dropping down to about 60. breezy starting today at 9:00.
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all the way through 3:00 in the morning. so if you're on the water late you're going to run into choppiness. winds will pick up. you can see at 5:00 around 10 to 20. overnight they'll be around 15 to 30 miles an hour and tomorrow evening once again around 10 to 20 miles an hour. alexis? just for the record, this is purple, more of an eggplant, but i am going along with spirit day. a live look outside, 280 and 17, nice, light volumes. no major issues on the roads so far this morning. a quick check of drive times, highway 4 to the maze, 17 minutes. another 8 across the bay bridge. southbound 101 san francisco to sfo wide open at nine minutes. it reads purple on tv. i like it. are you ready to rock? we hope so. the great california shakeout, tips that could help save you and the ones you love. >> and the $8 million reason that could lead to a legal
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good morning. it is thursday, october 19th. thanks for joining us. you gave me a lot of grief for being cold yesterday in the city. >> it was 60 degrees. >> it's perfect. >> it was colder than that, i think. >> you're acting like it was about to snow. >> i wore my winter coat. >> okay. it's anti-bullying day, so we love you, jessica. >> we need to be nice. >> that's really nice. i'm so sorry you're cold. mike -- >> how can we comfort you. >> maybe a blanket or extra jacket. >> let's make it better, it's going to rain. >> and get cooler and even windy, yeah. but no snow. not in the forecast. it's a gray morning with

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